2 Corinthians 3:4-11, Psalm 99:5-9, Matthew 5:17-19
2 Corinthians 3:4-11
My Beloved, St Paul tells us that I am Your letter and this letter is written on my innermost being with the Spirit of the Living God. The way to be sure of God is in and through You.
All that I am capable of being and doing comes from God. The ministers of the New Covenant of Love are no longer dependent on a written text because what is written kills, but is dependent on the Spirit of the Living God which gives life for today and hope for tomorrow. This new ministry has power which is poured into our hearts super abundantly through the Sacraments and helps us to strive after the holiness and perfection of God our Father. This New Ministry is given to us by God through Christ who empowers us through His Own Holy Spirit and possesses an enduring and lasting glory.
I will praise You.
I will bless You.
I will sing Your praises Lord for You are holy and You are mighty.
And I will worship You my God.
The priests of old called Your Name and You hastened to answer them. You spoke to Moses in a pillar of cloud. You gave them the commandments to keep them from sin. You punished them when they went astray from Your Law. But to us You have given Your Son. He in turn has sent His Holy Spirit to live in us. We are blessed for He has not given us a set of laws to obey but has written on our hearts His rule of love. He binds us in love and will never leave us. We extol our Lord and our God and as we ascend His Holy Mountain and fall on our face in worship and adoration, He gives us Himself to us as Food and Drink. Thank You Lord!
My Beloved, the law was written on stone tablets by the Finger of God. The people of the Old Covenant knew what not to do in order to avoid sin, it also made them aware that they were sinners and that despite their best efforts they fell time and time again because they had only their own poor strength to rely on. The streams of animal sacrifices and birds did nothing to help them overcome sin until You came and You showed us how not to break the commandments not even the very least of them by giving us the law of love. You forged a Covenant of Love with us and You give us Your Holy spirit who pours rich graces into our hearts through the Sacraments which help us to begin anew no matter how often we fall.
With God on our side and empowered by Your Holy Spirit the Kingdom of Heaven is already ours. Keep us as light and salt in the world.